Glenview, Illinois – Published monthly, the journal CHEST® features peer-reviewed, cutting-edge original research in chest medicine: Pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine and related disciplines. Journal topics include asthma, chest infections, COPD, critical care, diffuse lung disease, education and clinical practice, humanities, pulmonary vascular disease, sleep and thoracic oncology.
The September issue of the journal CHEST features 79 articles, including clinically relevant research, reviews, case series, commentary and more. Each month, the journal also offers complementary web and multimedia activities, including visual abstracts to expand the reach of its most interesting, timely and relevant research.
“Among our lineup of diverse content, this month’s issue contains several manuscripts covering the effects of tobacco use,” says Editor in Chief of the journal, Peter J. Mazzone, MD, MPH, FCCP. “This original research serves as a reminder of the innumerous ways smoking can impact a patient’s life and underscores the need for cessation efforts.”
Included in the September 2021 issue:
Analyzing data from current and former smokers with >10 pack-years of tobacco exposure, The Association Between Lung Hyperinflation and Coronary Artery Disease in Smokers identifies that lung hyperinflation is associated with clinical and subclinical coronary artery disease in smokers, including those with airflow obstruction. An accompanying visual abstract can be found here.
- Diffuse Lung Disease
Original research, Tobacco Smoking and Risk for Pulmonary Fibrosis, finds that the intensity of smoking presents a dose-response association with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, strengthening the hypothesis for a potentially causal association.
- Chest Infections
An examination of cystic fibrosis registries in the US and Canada in original research, Survival and Lung Transplant Outcomes for Individuals with Advanced Cystic Fibrosis Lung Disease in the United States and Canada: An Analysis of National Registries, finds that there is underutilization of lung transplant in the US, especially in vulnerable populations. An accompanying visual abstract can be found here.
- Critical Care
Findings from Symptoms of Mental Health Disorders in Critical Care Physicians Facing the Second COVID-19 Wave lead to a suggestion that hospital management urgently needs to provide psychological support, peer-support groups and a communication structure that ensures the well-being of health care workers. An accompanying visual abstract can be found here.
To view the entire September issue of the journal CHEST, visit journal.chestnet.org.
About the American College of Chest Physicians and the journal CHEST
The American College of Chest Physicians® (CHEST) is the global leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of chest diseases. Its mission is to champion advanced clinical practice, education, communication and research in chest medicine. It serves as an essential connection to clinical knowledge and resources for its 19,000+ members from around the world who provide patient care in pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine. For information about the American College of Chest Physicians, and its flagship journal CHEST®, visit chestnet.org.